[BCAB] android or chrome os on a desktop?

Stephen whocrazy at internode.on.net
Thu Oct 10 11:17:30 BST 2019


Can I still install windows 7 from scratch and activate my key at 
least until January 1?
Surely they can't take that away from us?
At 09:14 PM 10/10/2019, you wrote:
>Hi Simon,
>Good to mention few times @as I heard" because many things heard are story.
>First of all Win 10 is mature enough and ready to take the almost of 
>your task needed from a computer.
>In terms of screen readers NVDA or Jaws, which you are untitled to 
>obtain because Window Eyes is part of Freedom Scientific now, will 
>be probably your next screen readers.
>I have no experience with Chrome OS but for sure I can say in terms 
>of practical  work on computer Chrome is way below Windows as this 
>time because integration with various very used programs.
>You'll have lots, and when I say lots are really lots of headaches 
>learning and using Chrome then Windows 10 and Jaws or NVDA.
>The other hand it is incomparable more help available for Windows 
>and Jaws/NVDA around internet then is for Chrome OS and Chromevox.
>Conclusion, any way taken will involve plenty of learning, but I 
>strongly recommend to choose Windows 10 with one of the screen 
>readers mentioned.
>And by the way, that kind of menu is not so skerry as the story 
>circulate around.
>Prepare your self for a bit of work and fruits come later.
>
>Best Wishes,
>Adrian Tamasan
>
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>hello all,
>am currently running win7 on my desktop machine, but seemingly 
>support for this is going to end this coming january.
>not only do I not really want windows 10, as I have just heard so 
>many stories of access issues with it, especially when it comes to 
>those pesky ribbon menus, but as my current screenreader is 
>window-eyes, that seemingly won't work with it as well.
>so if I have got to change both my os and screenreader, rather than 
>the win10 rout, I wondered if there is any sort of android desktop machine?
>as at least having used that on my samsung phone, if there is, I 
>thought that may be a better rout to go.
>if that's not possible, another option that I am considering, is 
>something like chrome os, again, if I can find that on a desktop 
>machine, so am wondering if anyone has had any experience of this 
>with it's screenreader, and range of apps?
>as I have heard a few good things about this, but don't really know 
>that much about it.
>
>Simon
>
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